I hope that everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a good one. I appreciate all the well-wishes you guys sent over the weekend to my family and I — thank you!
RL Update: As I posted on Thanksgiving, my father has been in the hospital for over 2 weeks now. At the point of that posting, we didn’t know what was going to happen (surgery was a maybe), but now I’m glad to say he’s officially on the road to recovery. We’re still not sure how long it will be before he comes home, but at least the worst of it seems to be over, we hope.
Though I spent time at the hospital this weekend, I also did get to do some gaming. The newest Alpha of 7D2D dropped, and I’ll write about my thoughts on that soon. Aside from that, I’ve just been making slow progress on my FFXIV monthly goals.
Yesterday, I finally hit level 70 on Amon’s first crafter. I didn’t intend for that to be Culinarian, but that’s how it ended up. This is a good time for that to happen since I’ve finished earning the Yellow Scrip gear for his gatherers. This allows me to start working on weekly turn-ins to boost my crafters.
I shifted my goals a bit in that I’d originally said I wanted my second level 50 to be Alchemist. I decided to go for Armorer instead in order to unlock the Piece by Piece skill. This is coming along slowly, mostly through Ixali daily quests, and is currently in the lower 40s. Once this hits 50, I can fast track it with Moogle quests and shift to another low level crafter for Ixali.
I’ve got a loooong path ahead of me when it comes to leveling a second batch of crafters. Again, I don’t know why I’m doing it, considering I already have all this finished on my main. Gatherers, I can see leveling again. Crafters? Well, I guess I can specialize in something different?
Aside from that, I’ve been decorating for the holidays both IRL and in our FC house. Trying to shake off a bit of this funk the past few weeks has dropped on me. Overall, I hope things will be looking up heading into December, and if nothing else, I’m planning on taking a bit of a break around the New Year.